Archimedes' Secret (BBC Documentary) tonight, Saturday, July 6, 7pm @ Price Chopper.

From: cole m.
Sent on: Saturday, July 6, 2013 7:39 AM

Midwest Skeptics Society:

Archimedes' Secret (BBC Documentary) tonight, Saturday, July 6, 7pm @ Price Chopper.  Don't miss this secret. I like secrets. 

JOIN US. RSVP http://www.meetup.com/skeptics-137/events/127080302/ 

Cole Morgan[masked]*********************************************************


Published on Nov 19, 2012
This is the story of a book that could have changed the history of the World. To the untrained eye, it is nothing more than a small and unassuming Byzantine prayer book, yet it sold at Christies for over $2m. For faintly visible beneath the prayers on its pages are other, unique, writings - words that have been lost for nearly two thousand years. 

The text is the only record of work by one of the world's greatest minds - the ancient Greek, Archimedes - a mathematical genius centuries ahead of his time. Hidden for a millennium in a middle eastern library, it has been written over, broken up, painted on, cut up and re-glued. But in the nick of time scientists have saved the precious, fragile document, and for the first time it is revealing just how revolutionary Archimedes' ideas were. If it had been available to scholars during the Renaissance, we might have reached the Moon over a hundred years ago.
 
We'll go to the Blue Moose afterwards for more fun, booze and food.
Cole[masked]

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